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at the last great senate. but first, the nonpartisan stimson center recently released a report, a new u.s. defense strategy for a new era that outlines four approaches for cutting defense spending but maintaining capability. stimson's co-founder barry blechman spearheaded the study. the report has become a must- read for anyone involved in the coming defense review or budget planning team. barry, welcome to the team. >> thank you, vag go. >> congratulations for your slot on the defense news top 100 most influential people. >> that was the biggest thrill of the year. >> so let's start off with the report. each report begins with assumptions about threats to the united states to be facing and what's going to be needed to meet them what. are those threats and what's the right strategy to address those threats as cost efficiently as possible? >> the group was more optimistic than many people in looking at the world. they see russia as a country that doesn't pose any threats now and really won't, can't for many years. they see china as a potential threat in the future but recognize we have com
meeting between the u.s. and russia. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. intelligence reports are suggesting as this regime gets closer to falling, syrian president, bashir al assad could release sirrin gas to sub due the rebellion. this would be a new phase of the war. it has the u.s. uniting with russia to stop it and some here on capitol hill calling for u.s. military intervention. rockets streak across the syrian sky as the battles across rebel forces and troops move to outskirts of the capital of damascus. jeffrey white says it's only a matter time before the bloody civil war is over. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. looks like the regime is being defeet. >> reporter: intelligence officials say chemical weapons believed to be stored at this syrian base have been primed and ready for use. >> we remain very concerned. very concerned that as the opposition advances in particular on damascus, that the regime might very well consider the use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: so far the u.s. has been very reluctant to use military force to help the overthrow of syr
. although the u.s. could extend its nuclear umbrella to other nations and there so that obviates that need, but still isn't deterrent working through the cold war something that can also be applied to iran or a number of other nuclear regimes? >> the short answer is question. deterrents can work and of course it did work. it becomes harder many on many as compared with one-on-one. the u.s. and the soviet union became quite experienced in how to handle mutually assured destruction if you like. or mutual deterrents. when you have a number of -- many nations butting up against each other physically essentially, and with much less experience in handling the issue of deterrents, i think the risks become higher. and if as you suggest proliferation is likely to become more widespread, if iran actually gets nuclear capability, i think the risks are very high. i'm rather pessimistic because it does seem to me that one way or another, a local nuclear war could break out and has a fairly high probability of breaking out. and when it happens, if it happens, the destruction will be very great. i'm a --
appears increasingly on the defensive against rebel forces which according to israel's ambassador to the u.s. include a growing number of radical islamist. >> the jihadi presence is big and getting bigger. and the longer the conflict goes on there, the bigger it will get. >> the jihadies are an offshoot of al qaeda in iraq which ones fought a no holds bar battle against american troops. according to jeffrey white a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good. they give the rebels a combat edge. they are quite willing to dichlt they fight on all key fronts. they're involved in many of the key actions. >> these are not people we want to win. >> but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases like this where chemical weapons are stored has detected evidence the assad regime may be preparing to use them in a last ditch attempt to save itself, an act the obama administration has warned could trigger military intervention. >> worst-case scenarios are threatening to become reality. >>
>> pelley: tonight, would america go to war in syria? the u.s. is spying on the ctator's chemical weapons. there's new intelligence on that and word that syria may be losing its best ally. david martin at the pentagon, margaret brennan with hillary clinton, and elizabeth palm wer a rare look inside the war. >> reporter: in the hospital's intensive care unit, the men can't speak but their injuries do. >> pelley: today, the first state in the nation has legalized marijuana for recreational use, leaving cops and citizens with lots of questions. john blackstone clears the air. and what town has the winningest football team in the nation? wyatt andrews takes us to a community on hard times now riding high. >> one, two, three. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. whether the u.s. enters the war in syria appears to be up to the dictator bashar al-assad. on monday, david martin reported that the assad regime had given orders to prepare chemical weapons for possible use to put down the revolt that has been raging in that cou
petroleum institute. >>> on new years day, and during the first week of january, the u.s. economy will be hit by $600 billion of automatic tax increases. and automatic spending cuts. the phenomenon known as the fiscal cliff. if that happens, it will trigger a recession, or worse. so, president obama is taking action and insisting that republicans agree to increase the existing marginal tax rates on the wealthiest top 2% of u.s. taxpayers. and of course, there is more to the deal. but there will be no negotiations on that big part of the deal unless that tax on the wealthiest 2% is negotiated now. the president could not be more emphatic in stressing the indispensable element of surmounting the cliff is that super-rich revenue. >> we're not insisting on rates just out of spite. or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather because we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> okay. here is john boehner, the republican house speaker. >> if you look at the plans that the white house have talked about thus far, they couldn't pass either house of the congress. >> republicans
championship begins to sink in. >>> but first, the u.s. is apparently going over the fiscal cliff. in just six hours across the board spending cuts and automatic tax hikes for all americans will kick in. lawmakers say they're close to an agreement. there are still some major sticking points. randall pinkston has the very latest. >> reporter: the gnat is close to a daily as the clock ticks toward mid nature and the nation teethers on the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> let's pass the tax relief portion now. let's take what's been agreed to and get moving. >> reporter: the tentative deal would extend bush era tax cuts for families making $450,000 a year and individuals making 40 o,000. it would also extend unemployment benefits for one year. president obama said he would have preferred a grand bargain that solves all of washington's revenue and spending problems. >> with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. it may be we can do it in stages. >> reporter: negotiations have been going on all day, lawmakers and aids moving back and forth between meetin
. cbs has learned that the u.s. has discovered they have prepared chemical weapons that could be used against the opposition. right now there are no indications that they have been fixed on the military air krachlt meanwhile the obama administration says essentially countries in the middle east have offered asylum to assad and his family. assad said he will not leave syria. the u.s. said he will be accountable for the battle against the syria people. >>> overnight the political fighting has turned lethal. state tv says at least five people were killed when supporters and opponents of morsi fought in front of the palace in cairo. they used tanks to control the situation. >>> john mcafee spent the night in a gat a mallen jail. he was arrested yesterday for entering the country illegally. he said he crossed the border from belize to seek asylum. he's wanted there for questioning in a murder. mcafee had been on the run for weeks. >> reporter: software innovator john mcafee came to guatemala for asylum but was taken into custody for entering the country illegally. he gave an interview befo
for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decadees, more than 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. when you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? >> i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little ginger boy, and i can follow in love with him. >> reporter: the summers began filling their new jersey home with baby clothees, a crib, and even a stroller. they traveled to his orgmag in russia twice to bond with him. >> say, hi, daddy. >> reporter: you've given him a name. >> ypreston mackey summers. he's a wonderful young boy who needs love and attention. it. >> reporter: like 1500 other american families, the summers worry that the law banning americans from adopting russian children could prevent them from bringi
gathered at city hall. that's how many mayor bloomberg says are killed in shootings each year in the u.s. >> a democratic society, you have to come together in what the majority of people want. every time there's a poll, the majority want sensible gun restrictions. >> reporter: they're pushing for tighter gun lawns including the type of assault weapon used in the newtown massacre. >> my daughter would have been 19 december 23. >> reporter: nardine's daurghte was killed in a drive-by shooting. the mayor announcing a new ad campaign pressuring lawmakers to come up with a plan to reduce the number of guns on the streets. >> i demand a plan, and so should you. >> reporter:s of people marched against the national rifle association in washington. speaking out for a political action committee, the group says the gun rights group is partly to ballistic missile for tragedies like newtown. but the executive director of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers should carry guns to prevent tragedies like newtown. >> there are members of congress that would like to see the school zone gun
" with scott pelley. >> good evening. scott is off. i'm rebecca jarvis. in a few hours, the u.s. will go over the fiscal cliff which could trigger across-the-board tax increases and billions in spending cuts. however, there is hope for a soft landing. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell and president obama said today a deal was close. but late in the day house leaders announced they will not vote on a deal tonight. they're waiting for the senate. so what happens now? we have two reports beginning with nancy cordes on capitol hill. nancy, good evening. >> good evening to you, rebecca. it looks like the deadline pressure finally prompted a meeting of the minds today. negotiators agreed to a plan that extends the bush era tax cuts for 99% of americans. but they are hung up on one key spending issue, and so it looks like we will go over the fiscal cliff at least temporarily. >> we're very, very close to an agreement. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said his round-the-clock negotiations with vice president biden had paid off. >> i can report that we've reached an agreeme
assignment as kmanltder in chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. teresa garcia, cbs news. >> former president george h.w. bush who built the coalition against iraq said general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. >>> overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit
nine years, the u.s. defense budget would be reduced by $455 billion. domestic programs would be slashed by 464 billion. 1,000 government programs face potential cuts, including three that directly impact air travel. john bentley has the story. >> reporter: long waits at airport security are nothing new. but if the u.s. government goes over the fiscal cliff, they could get even longer. according to one congressional analysis, the transportation security administration would lose more than $640 million in funding, roughly 7% of out budget. t.s.a. with would also lose over 7,000 security officers. safety would not be compromised. the passenger misery would increase. >> it could be a severe impact on the traveling public. instead of maybe one hour, you may be there two or three hours before. >> reporter: long lines would be the least of the problems. under the mandatory cuts of the fiscal cliff, the federal aviation administration would lose $800 million, and more than 2,000 air traffic controllers. fewer controllers mean fewer planes moving passengers and cargo. warns the air tr
, maryland to assist u.s. marshals who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an individual. once the officers got on scene and shortly thereafter, a barricade was called. >> reporter: we know that every one in the area is safe. we don't believe that the suspect at this point is holding anyone hostage. you were explaining that other people have been evacuated? >> that is correct. individuals who have been affected, who are at the target location of the apartment complex have been moved. >> reporter: there has been some communication. talk about negotiations at this point. >> negotiations are ongoing at this time in an attempt to make contact with the suspect. >> reporter: he's an armed suspect. the person is an armed suspect. we're unsure if it's a male or female. you're hoping the resolution will be a peaceful one. >> yes, ma'am. at this time the person is armed and barricaded themselves inside the apartment and we're hoping that this person through ongoing negotiations will come out peacefully and unarmed. >> reporter: one last quick question. folks will be waking up soon headin
-awlaki was at the top of the u.s. terrorist kill list. >> a jihad against america is binding upon myself, just as it is binding on every other able muslim. >> logan: he had become the operational leader of al qaeda in yemen and was in the midst of planning more attacks. morten storm was one of the few people awlaki trusted. what he didn't know was that storm had become a double agent. >> cooper: judd apatow has become one of the most successful names in film comedy today. >> when anything happens to me that's awful, i'm just so happy that i can put it in a movie. >> cooper: apatow is highly sought after as a producer on other people's movies, like "bridesmaids." >> party! >> cooper: and he worked on "anchorman," written by will farrell and adam mckay. >> has judd apatow hurt people? oh, sure. ( laughter ) you're damn right he has. judd apatow is a monster. tick, tick, tick, tick, tick. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm leslie stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." [ male announcer ] this holiday at sprint, get
] as stormin' norman has died. he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition and forced saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait. >>> some of the same states are bracing for yet another round of snow. >>> more than 14,000 longshoreman plans to walk out on sunday. >> if the strike happens, we're going to be in trouble. >>> for the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the path of a new york subway train. >> so many crazy people are running the streets. >> an uninvited guest came to a picnic in florida. >> all that -- >> somebody else got the shower on the sidelines. >> jamal crawford who i think should be an all-star this year. coming off the bench. we're dangerous. >>> and all that matters. >> hillary clinton plans to head back to work just in time for the knew year, almost three weeks after being sidelined this morning. >> all that on "cbs this morning." >> if you get angry and show it, you're going to live longer. >> he gives a speech about hitting the debt ceiling. i'd like to see if he comes to a million much less $16.4 trillion. captioning funded by cbs >>> it'
're the center of media attention worldwide, the second worst massacre in u.s. history in our town. it just doesn't compute. ♪ ♪ >> our team also included satellite operator curt brooks, but breaking news came earlier and he had to go. his main concern in newtown was being respectful to a town dealing with so much. i think it's that kind of thoughtfulness that really helped us, too. kind of maintain our sense of being a team and also just to deal with this situation, we wanted to be very thoughtful to everyone there. tough. >> do you think the town appreciated that or were they just overwhelmed by so many media people there. >> i've never seen so many media people there. absolutely everyone was there, all the networks, all the local calls, people from out of town. good thing is i did work in connecticut. >> you had worked there, so this was something you were very familiar with, a place. >> a place i've reported before and people knew that in the area. i mentioned it, if they kind of seemed uncertain. >> i told them i grieve with them. we all do. the whole nation does. >> yes, we do. thank yo
of the year. the u.s. postal service expects more than 655 million pieces of mail to be processed because of the holiday season. december 17th is the recommended date to send packages and the 20th is the date to ship -- after that, the post office says use priority mail or express delivery for on or before christmas day. >>> forecast, looking a little busy, too. topper is going to be here to tell you how active your seven- day forecast is looking. >>> also, we speak with an expert from johns hopkins, center for gun policy and research, to answer all your questions regarding gun safety, coming up right after the break. >> the current payroll tax cut is set to expire on december 31st. in dollars and cents, this means that your payroll tax withholding is going from 4.2% to 6.# 2%. why is this happening? many of the policies expiring at the end of the year like the payroll tax cut and emergency unemployment benefits were originally passed on a temporary basis. the thinking was that the economy would be in much better shape by now, and the policies could expire without causing a recession. >>
government dollar spent the ongoing investment in the iron dome antimissile system by the u.s. and israel. it's setting a standard for reliability that was demonstrated in the recent gaza fighting, also known as the rocket swatter. and as a result of iron dome's interception success missile defense systems will get a boost in budgets worldwide. pat bogus tactic? >> michigan legislature passes incredibly a right to work law in the home of the united autoworkers astonishing. >> for the government too. >> astonishing for the autoworkers. >> eleanor? >> president obama's implementation of the dream act through an executive order. >> susan? >> i thought it was obama's class warfare during the election. it helped him win. >> clarence? and the obama campaign's ground game getting the campaign offices open out there. >> boldest political tactic to bet. to bet citizens setting themselves on fire by the scores, self-immoe lating to attract wavering world attention to what they see is china's repressive world. okay worst political scandal. pat? >> worst political scandal? i would say general petraeus an
of a u.s. special operations team has been killed during a weekend rescue mission in afghanistan. the mission freed the doctor abducted by the taliban just five days ago. president barack obama praised the special forces on sunday, saying that it was characteristic of the extraordinary courage, skills, patriotism. they said that joseph was rescued after the intelligence shows he was in danger of an injury or possible debt. and in a statement, the president says of the fallen soldier that he gave his life for a fellow american and he and his teammates remind us once more of the selfless service that allows our nation to stay strong, stay safe, and free. >>> still ahead on 9news this sunday night. terrifying moments outside an airport where a man rams a vehicle and then opens fire. >>> finally, president barack obama and house speaker boehner meet. there's a possible movement tonight in the fiscal cliff stand off. we'll have the lathe coming up. >>> take a look at that fog. light mist and drizzle here on the weather terrace. i'll tell you how long that will stick around. you'll wan
. >>> hillary clinton has traveled more than any secretary of state in u.s. history. she has visited 112 countries, and has been on the road more than 400 days in her tenure. >>> hundreds of thousands of men, women, girls and boys gathered across india sunday. they hold memorials for a 23-year-old gang rape victim who died saturday after being transferred to a hospital in singapore. the woman's attack and now death has sparked debates in india. >> both men and women, we need to raise our voices. we see anything wrong happening, we need to raise our voice. with us or in our sur roundings. >> her accused attackers now face murder charges in this case. >>> here are some of the other stories making news noi. nine people are dead, 20 more injured after a tour bus crash in pendleton, oregon. the bus crashed through a guardrail and plummeted down a steep embankment. the bus driver was seriously injured in the crash. >>> a near tragedy in the mountains above los angeles. people were sledding on an icy pond when one male fell through and five rescuers fell into the freezing water. after several f
white christmas, what are the chances? i just tweeted out the chance in d.c. and places around the u.s.. the percentage. because they're not the same. speaking of snow, we'll take you not in the 40 continuous states, to poland. tremendous snows here's, moe of -- here. most of the video is around warsaw. that looks festive to moe. >> look at the line of traffic driving so slowly top. >> it drives slowly like that here in the sunshine you know. >> testive. >> it's festive that's right. very very festive. all right a live look outside. it is our michael & son weather camera. and it's festive outside too. temperatures are still mild down to 50. dew points low 30s. winds still west northwest at 14. and the pressure is continuing to rise at 29.73 inches of mercury. which indicates a little better weather heading our way. and the good news is it's still going to be mild in the wake of this cold front. that's been the pattern so far. we get a cold frt and it just stays mild behind it. going to break that pattern i think by the end of week. last hour 30-mile-per-hour wind gusts at national. 18-
security to the u.s. backing but he openly attacks u.s. allies accusing of america of fostering corruption in afghanistan. and worse turn coat of the year karzai. okay. most boring, pat? >> the alan green span joe lieberman trophy this year, john, goes to harry reid. >> on my side of the political agenda, mitch mcconnell is a winner. and i would also include jon huntsman, who i think had an opening to really make an impression in the republican primaries and he sure didn't. >> does mitch have a problem in kentucky? >> well, there is a singer who has her -- a senator who has her eye on his seat. >> what is she doing? >> clint eastwood's unbelievable gig at the republican convention that put he everybody to sleep and took the momentum out of that entire evening on television. >> how can you improve on that? >> i have a tie between clint eastwood's chair and donald trump. which way would you go? >> that's a tough one. most boring, the olympic opening ceremony. a showcase of all things british. harry potter, james bond, mary poppins. it paled in comparison to china's extravaganza. most charism
in northwest d.c. 42-year-old jeffrey meterrosick was the chief of compliance and oversight at the u.s. agency for international development. he ran into the first floor of the building in the 1800 block of first street. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> as we reported monday night here on 9 news at 6:00, the brother of former d.c. council chair kwame brown plans to plead guilty in federal court. today prosecutors formally charged shea brown with bank fraud and sources say that plea deal could include jail time. shea brown operated his brother's kwame's campaign. >>> tonight a local woman may have to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages for what she said on the internet. >> reporter: i'm bruce leshan in fairfax where a judge today ordered a woman to take back at least part of her online review of her contractor. >> good people do prevail. it's very, very hatchet. >> reporter: contractor christopher dietz crowing outside the courthouse after winning a preliminary injunction against a former customer who wrote a series of scathing online reviews. >> what she put up t
at 10:30 last night soon after prince george's county police and the u.s. marshal tried to issue and serve an arrest warrant. the suspect we're told -- let's take a look at some video we shot a short time ago. the suspect was armed inside of the avery park apartment, hold up inside an apartment. buff the neighbors we're told are safe. everyone in the immediate area was evacuated although we don't have an exact number. the suspect alone in the apartment. there was never a hostage situation. corporal maria mckinnie, she had some advice for neighbors, many of them who are waking up this morning who are talking to us, confused about what is happening here, trying to get out of the neighborhood. she has some advice for those residents. let's listen to what she had to say. >> the recommendation that we give at this time is to just continue on about their day, just let them know that the situation is under control and we have officers on the scene who are negotiate -- who are negotiating with the suspect. >> reporter: again you can see outside the avery apartments in adelphi. you can se
serving u.s. senator and third in line for the presidency. he was also the first japanese american to serve in congress and a world war ii hero. >> all of us in hawaii looked up to him and we are so sad to see him go. >> reporter: inouye was born in hawaii in 1924 and believed of being a surgeon but he heard the called to arms when japanese planes flew over his home to bomb pearl harbor. he served in italy and lost an arm to a german grenade leading a battle that won him the medal of honor. >> everything became a bit crazy, bullets flying all over the place. my arm through off. i looked for the grenade because i knew it was in my hand. there it was still clutched and i peeled it off and threw it at the enemy. >> reporter: inouye was elected to the u.s. house of representatives in 1959, the same year hawaii became a state. he won a seat in the senate three years later where he served eight and a half terms. >> he was a man who as we all know rarely called attention to himself but who lived a remarkable american life filled with dignity and grace of the true hero that he was. >> repo
your money. asian stock markets mostly closed or traded lower today on diminished hopes u.s. lawmakers can come to an agreement on the fiscal cliff. wall street has a full trading day today. checking the numbers for you the dow starts this morning at 12938. that's right below 13,000 after selling off 158 points on friday. of course over concerns about the fiscal cliff. the nasdaq lost more than 25 points and the s & p 500 was off by around 16 points. >>> real estate in ocean city is moving off the market at a very brisk pace right now. numbers from the coastal association of realtors shows a 25% reduction in the inventory of unsold condos in ocean city. that includes multi-million dollar properties. the data show contracts are up 14% year to date with settlements up 6%. inventory increased sharply from march through november after being flat from last december to last march. realtors say there is no single cause for this unusually busy sales market. >>> and there is redskins related financial news this morning. construction on the washington redskins training camp in richmond could sta
-american to represent the state of south carolina in the u.s. senate since reconstruction. however, he'll have to run again in 2014 in a special election. demint is resigning in january to become president of the heritage foundation. >>> president obama is expected to nominate john kerry to replace hillary clinton as the next secretary of state. kerry, a massachusetts democrat and former presidential candidate has support from both sides of the aisle. word of the possible selection comes days after u.n. ambassador susan rice withdraw her name from c. a formal announcement could -- from consideration. a formal announcement could come as early as this week. >>> wisconsin avenue is closed north of tinley circle after a car flips over in the circle trapping a man inside. the manual was rescued and was taken to the hospital but with some serious injuries. as a result wisconsin is closed between tinley circle and albemarle. traffic is a mess in the area. we don't know yet when wisconsin avenue will reopen. >> it's incredible. traffic is 25 miles an hour. >> on a good day. >>> wet out there. slippery. maybe
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years old. he was the second longest serving senator in u.s. history. >>> a loudoun county police dog missing since last friday has been found. bronco, the german shepherd, ran away while on a visit to the groomer. the sheriff's deputy put out an alert and several people called in to say they spotted him. he was found on ivan dale road in the county and is said to be okay. >>> the dash to get those last- minute gifts is on but another place that's been getting a lot of business is the grocery store. people are not only interested in gathering around the christmas tree but also around the christmas dinner table. surae chinn reports on the quest for preparing the perfect holiday dinner. >> a little busy here today. >> we're glad it's not insane. we just want to begin and go home. >> reporter: there's a lot to do before christmas and many to cook for. >> we have eight total and we're cooking for three vegetarians. >> we have seven this year. >> i'm beginning to panic a little bit but i'm okay. as long as the redskins win today, we'll be good. >> reporter: barbara has her menu. >> we're p
in pakistan say three suspected militants were killed in a u.s. drone attack. in the last few months, american officials have privately admitted the strikes have killed several al qaeda and taliban commanders. >>> three people were killed overnight in clashes in egypt. supporters of president mohamed morsi battled protesters outside the palace. demonstrators are trying to stop a referendum on the new constitution. the constitution was written by conservative supporters of morsi without contribution from liberal legislators or religious minorities. >>> there has been a significant drop in illegal immigration after nearly a decade of steady increases. according to the latest census, the number of illegal immigrants in the united states was estimated at 11.1 million in 2011. that's compared to the peak of 12 million in 2007. researchers say the weak economy in the united states is what's causing the decline. >>> busy signals, dropped calls, all too familiar afor instances for people -- aannounces for people who use 911. but one congressman is blaming verizon wireless for the problems. >> jerry co
. apple originally made its computers in the u.s. but began outsourcing in the mid-1990's. t mobile will begin selling apple's iphone next year. it will become the last of the four largest carriers to offer the best selling device. analysts say adding the iphone may help t mobile lure more customers to long-term contracts and hold on to more subscribers. people are still loving the iphone, even with the dom nance of the samsung galaxy starting to take over. >> except mike. >> and derek, hello. >> who's learning. >> they're all good. >> somebody will have it under their tree i'm sure. >>> two months after montgomery county repaired a pothole riddled street, a utility company announced plans to dig it up again. >> don't you hate that? 9news returns in two minutes with more on that story. plus, your weather first. >>> good morning. welcome back to 9news now. it is 4:44 on friday. now it's a yellow alert day which means what? >> well, we have the yellow alert because that moisture is moving on in. it could affect the commute this morning for folks who are heading out a little bit later.
, and everybody was saying oh, our credit is about to go down the tubes. the price of u.s. treasury bonds were going up. so the fact is that we have a problem. i'm hoping that we'll deal with it, especially, you know, the old age entitlementes, because sooner or later, you and i are going to be old enough to qualify for medicare, and we're going to at the present time to be a good system. but we i think a little rationality is called for. >> schieffer: you're saying it's not as bad as it seems. the fact of the matter swhen the bush tax cuts run out at the end of the year, when payroll tax-- whatever they call it, runs out at the end of the year, people's taxes are going to go up. they may not be a crisis for some of the upper income folk but if you're down the line there, that's a big deal. >> and i fully believe that's going to be taken care of. but if you remember, when the clinton tax cuts-- tax rates were imposed in 1993, martin felledsteen, you know, a very substantial economist, wrote an op-ed in the "with the journal" that day predicting we were going into a deep recession pause of the
on the fiscal cliff the next few days. we'll tell you why that's the case. >> plus, the u.s. is preparing a response in case syria takes extreme action against its own citizens. here's monika. >>> just volume right now on the inbound side of i-66 manassas to centreville. then it's all clear to the beltway. no issues as we head insides the beltway on 66 to the roosevelt bridge. more traffic coming up at 5:30. you're watching 9news. we'll be right back. >>> sunday morning on "biocentury this week," are proceed -- paula stephan says yes, watch "biocentury this week" >>> hello and welcome back to 9news now on this friday morning. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm mike hydeck just back from a morning jog. the coffee machine is up stairs and i made it there and back during the break. >> as long as he has his coffee. >> it makes everything better for everybody. >>> olga is here for howard bernstein. >> we started off with cloud cover. we'll stick with that through most of the day today. some. us will get a little peek of sunshine but most of us will see those showers start to move on through. i'd say
cuts scheduled to go into effect on tuesday. the u.s. will also hit its borrowing limit on monday make it difficult for the government to pay its bills. >>> meanwhile, an elderly woman is cammed fast moving fire that left two others hurt. tonight fire investigators say the woman may have gone back in the burning town house to warn the others. the fire swept through this town house on laurel hill road in grown belt last night. destroying the unit and damaging the surrounding town houses. fire investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire that left the woman in her 80s dead. >> what we're hearing is a possibility that she may have left the house, got out safely before returning back into the house. >> i heard from my wife who was here when the fire started that my neighbor jumped off the second floor, and that his house -- that his housemate also got some burns's was trying to rescue the lady he was taking care v. >> we're told the two surviving victims are being treated for serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. >>> big crowds this weekend at the dulles expo, the
stopped in traffic. >>> u.s. customs and border protection says it seized more than 200 pounds of an illegal drug at dulles airport. it could sell for $30,000 on the street. a spokesman said no charges will be filed because it starts to break down about 48 hours after processing. >>> it was a tad bit chilly today, but before you make your plans you may want to check erica grow's forecast in a few minutes. >>> and gun enthusiasts versus protesters. they had another showdown at a popular local gun he show. details are next. >>> tonight firearms fans and protesters are mixing it up, verbally, at least, at one of the area's largest gun shows. debra alfarone went down to chantilly to check out the debate. >> reporter: lines are long, voices are loud, and this parking lot is packed. the nation's gun show is popular for protesters and for gun enthusiasts, but i would say the gun enthusiasts outnumber the protesters 10 to 1. what they lacked in number they certainly made up for in decibel level. >> ban assault weapons now! >> stop killing our children, nra! >> reporter: they are protes
ford has topped 2 million in sales, the only u.s. company to do that. >>> there may not be many happy return this year especially if you don't have your receipt. the nation real retail federation says $63 billion worth of presents will be taken back to stores but receipts could be vital because many stores are tightening rules on refunds and exchanges. >>> and hollywood had a record-setting year at the box office with almost $11 billion in ticket sales. this weekend "the hobbit" came in at the top for a third weekend in a row pulling in nearly $33 million. quentin taryn teno's jango unchained came in at $30 million and the musical les mis rob came in at third place. if you don't have any plans for new year's eve, you can always go see a movie. quite abu faye. i have no plans. >> let's go ashley. >> it's a date. i'll buy the popcorn. >> thanks. i'll get the tickets. ashley morrison here in new york. thank you is so much. >>> up next your monday morning weather. and rg3 and the redskins crush the playoff dreams. [ dog barking ] ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] life
, very clear on this. it's clear when he was a state senator, it was clear when he was also a u.s. senator. it was clear also as a president, and he was dealing as you well know with a myriad of issues. and he was pushing very hard and making sure also that we had the funding to do everything we needed to do justice department. >> the brady campaign in the first year gave obama an "f." an "f." there was a reported in "the new york times" on sunday that after the aurora shooting -- i know you weren't at the white house then, but that the justice department went to the white house with ways to expand the background check system in order to reduce the risk of guns falling in the hands of mentally ill people. and there was a decision made not to go that far. what i guess i'm trying to ask, not assign blame, but politically, how hard is it to take on the nra? >> first of all, having fought to pass the brady bill and the assault weapon ban, the last time we really had gun control, it is very hard. that's why what you have to focus on is criminal access and the type of guns and make it a
in okay, surrounding it 56 smaller trees representing the 50 states, the district, and the u.s. territories. these trees will be lit every night through january 1st. >>> donate food from martha's table and you get a free beer. not a bad deal. we stopped by the give a can/get a can drive at the old town location today. if you missed it, you can still take part next thursday at the georgetown location. you can get up to three free cans of brew. >> that's right, topper, don't bring six cans of food down there. >>> the smithsonian unveiled some serious bling today. check out this glittering aquamarine, mained in brazil, 10,000 karats. this is the largest cut piece of aquamarine in the world. it is named after brazil's first two emperors. >> even a small sliver would look good on my finger. >> did you say aquamarine? >> it's a type of gem. >> that helps. thank you. >> rough crowd here tonight. >>> all right, 44 today. hard to believe we were in the 70s a couple of days ago. a little unsettled for the next three days. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael & son weath
hearing for bradley manning, the private charged with giving u.s. government secrets to wikileaks. at issue whether the nine months manning spent in the brig amounted to illegal punishment, and if it did, should the case be dismissed because of it? today the top administrator says brig officials used improper procedures to recommend that manning be held in maximum custody. >>> tonight we've got an update on the tragic death of a new york city man whose final moments were captured in that picture. tonight a 30-year-old homeless man faces second-degree charges of murder. davis is accused of shoving that victim following a confrontation. davis has a long record in new york and pennsylvania. police say the victim tried to climb a few feet to safety but got trapped between the train and the platform's edge. what was planned as a birthday party for jazz great dave brubeck is now becoming a memorial tribute. brubeck died today in connecticut one day shy of his 92nd birthday. gotta know that one. take five from the 1959 album time-out. it was the first jazz album to sell a million copies.
. the rolling stones kick off a u.s. tour in new york to celebrate a half century of making music. >>> the australian radio host who pulled a prank on the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge are now speaking out. the djs say they never meant any harm. >> we're so sorry that this has happened to them. >> reporter: radio host mel greg and michael kristin say they're filled with regrets over the royal prank. the pair fought back tears as they talked about the death of the nurse who fell for the hoax. >> we couldn't see this happening. >> reporter: last week the australian djs pretended to be the queen and prince charles when they called the hospital caring for prince william's wife kate. >> oh, hello there. could i please speak to kate please, my granddaughter. >> reporter: nurse jacintha saldanha put the call through to the ward where the duchess was being treated for morning sickness. three days later british police found her body. scotland yard called her death unexplained. many believe she took her own life. >> i think it's a terrible shame. absolute catastrophe. >> report
to help you figure out the impact the fiscal cliff will have on you. >>> u.s. senator jim demint has announced he's resigning. the republican from south carolina is leaving capitol hill to become president of the heritage foundation. he was first elected to the senate in 2004. south carolina governor nik haley will appoint a replacement. >>> we're waiting to hear if the man charged in the august shooting at the family research council will take a plea deal. prosecutors told floyd lee corkins that he would have to plead guilty to three of ten counts in the federal indictment, including a charge of committing an act of terrorism. corkins is accused of opening fire at the council in northwest washington. a man wounded in that shooting held down the gunman until police arrived. >>> there will be a much different tone outside the white house. that's because the annual pageant of peace and the national christmas tree lighting festivities are about to get under way. delia goncalves has more on the festivities. >> reporter: more than 20,000 lucky lottery winners are expected to attend tonigh
: going over the cliff would affect 88% of u.s. taxpayers whose taxes would go up on average $3,500 a year. many americans are frustrated the showdown has gone down to the last-minute. >> they're playing games with people's lives. and i don't mean that's correct. >> it's just unfortunate that at this point, the two sides can't come together because it's been like that for the last four or five years. >> reporter: two million americans will also lose jobless benefits on saturday if a deal isn't reached. and the nation's borrowing limits to finance our $16 trillion debt will also be reached on monday. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> three new jersey police officers were shot and their police station this morning. the shooter domestic assault suspect got a gun and started firing. it happened in the township in camden county east of philadelphia. the gunman was shot and killed. the wounded officers are expected to recover. >>> also the second time this month, someone has been pushed to their death on new york's subway tracks. the nypd says that it was a woman who pushed the male
of the coverage, china thinks the bickering in the u.s. is irresponsible. the people's daily says especially coming from a country that often tells other nations to be responsible. of course that's a big mouth piece for the communist party, that particular newspaper. heading across the pond to our friends in the uk, the financial times is blaming the g.o.p. for the inability to reach a deal thus far. and some german newspapers have started comparing the u.s. to greece. i've got to tell you, that's not really the fairest of comparisons. for the record, the headline in the post was, the rest of the world thinks the fiscal cliff is ridiculous. i think a lot of people here would agree with that headline. >> it's interesting -- i heard a report about it calling it slow, too, that it would take effect gradually. let's just get it done. >>> bright but brisk today and cold again tonight. >> will it get milder? a big football game for this region coming up this weekend. howard will have the answer when we return. two big football games in fact. your weather coming up after this gorgeous shot of the s
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